Assi di Coppe: Roma Exit UCL With Heads Held High

All Roma fans could hope for yesterday was an entertaining match, conscious that coming back from three goals should be an exception, not the rule. Still, the Giallorossi went as close as possible to another sensational comeback, prevailing over Liverpool 4-2 in the second leg of a Champions League Semifinal. The Reds advanced on a 7-6 aggregate score, but Roma left the Stadio Olimpico with their heads held high.

Assi di Coppe: Roma Wake Up Late, Liverpool Rule

Liverpool had to score five times, led by a sumptuous Mohammed Salah, before Roma finally woke up and remembered they were playing a Champions League semifinal at Anfield Road. Late goals by Edin Dzeko and Diego Perotti saved the Giallorossi’s face, leaving a feeble qualification hope alive, but it will take another remuntada for Eusebio Di Francesco to come back from last night’s 2-5.

Assi di Coppe: Juventus’ Missed Miracle in Madrid

That hurts. Badly. Juventus’ match at Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid followed the script of a perfect movie, until its very ending – when direction passed in the hands of some sadistic horror movie regisseur. A penalty awarded in the 93rd minute saved Cristiano Ronaldo and his Blancos, after Juve had scored three goals, performing an incredible comeback, and putting the defending European Champions to the ropes.

Assi di Coppe: Remuntada Roma, Barca Demolished!

Some football fans live their whole life waiting for a night like this. Then, that moment suddenly comes, when the irrational becomes possible, and football turns into epic. Roma did what seemed impossible to do: Beating Lionel Messi’s Barcelona 3-0 to push them out of the Champions League, and advance to the semifinals of the top European competition for the second time in their history.

Assi di Coppe: Juve, It’s a Débacle! Real Win 3-0

Long gone are the days when Juventus used to be Real Madrid’s nemesis in Europe. The Galacticos delivered a painful hammering to Massimiliano Allegri’s Bianconeri last night, one year after last season’s Champions League Final. The 3-0 by which Real virtually put one foot and a half in the semifinal matured at the end of a gigantic performance by Cristiano Ronaldo, touched by grace in occasion of his second goal.

Totti’s “Gufata” Fulfills: Juve Pick Real in UCL Draw!

“Gufare.” There is no better verb to express the sublime pleasure Italian football fans feel, when genuinely wishing the worst to their rivals. Former Roma legend Francesco Totti performed a top-class “gufata” yesterday during the Champions League quarterfinals draw, as he was caught by cameras wishing longtime rival Juventus to be paired with Real Madrid – which promptly happened a few seconds later.

1 2 3